Regulation & Policy – Page 9

  • The discharge of cargo residue into the sea will be permitted under defined conditions
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    Intercargo worries over MARPOL changes

    2012-12-27T16:27:00Z

    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has expressed its concern over the lack of information and understanding of important changes to MARPOL Annex V for port reception facilities.

  • Siim Kallas is currently serving as Commission vice president responsible for transport
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    Commitment to minimise environmental impacts

    2012-07-03T20:45:00Z

    Siim Kallas was born on 2 October 1948 in Tallinn. He is currently serving as the European Commission vice president responsible for transport. GreenPort talked with the commissioner to learn more about his life, career and the future plans of the Commission in the field of transport.

  • GreenPort Congress will be held at the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg, Germany
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    The role of Ports in bridging the gap between the interests of urban and business communities

    2011-09-13T11:46:00Z

    THE 6TH GREENPORT CONGRESS will continue the theme established at previous events of examining the challenges and opportunities of developing good practice and sustainable solutions in ports.

  • There have been major accidents and problems caused by misdeclared cargo
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    Dangerous goods

    2011-02-09T10:00:00Z

    According to research, last year alone ports handled at least 400 million teu and there is evidence that the general level of international trade is even higher this year, writes Mike Compton.

  • Vanhankaupunginlahti, Helsinki, part of European Union's Natura 2000 program
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    At the waterfront

    2010-12-16T10:30:00Z

    Ports are placed at the waterfront, so the potential environmental impact of activities are manifold, writes José Fernandez Garcia. Here he gives an overview of a new set of guidelines that aim to help...

  • “As vessels become larger, and ports and terminals more busy, our opportunity to have an impact on improving ecological standards and environmental sustainability increases”
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    Setting an example

    2010-12-06T16:51:00Z

    Henrik Kristensen, head of CSR/HSSE for APM Terminals, outlines the environmental objectives for container port and terminal operations in the 21st century

  • In a European port
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    Is “safe” really safe?

    2010-06-27T11:12:00Z

    In safety, as in the environment, there is often a gap between theory and practice. Tatiana Eggert, of HPTI, investigates

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    Timber deck cargo under the spotlight

    2010-03-31T10:51:00Z

    An updated Code of Safe Practice for the carriage of timber cargo on deck is now being prepared for submission to the IMO’s DSC sub-committee. Mike Compton* reviews the probable changes to the Code

  • With an annual throughput of over 500,000 TEU
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    Managing air quality and greenhouse gases

    2010-03-30T10:47:00Z

    The West African Port of Tema has been working on a project to manage air quality and reduce greenhouse gases. Harry Barnes-Dabban, Executive Co-ordinator, Ports Environmental Network-Africa (PENAf), reports

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    An Independent Professional

    2010-03-25T15:55:00Z

    In the first of three articles for GreenPort Journal, Captain Chris Haley, Secretary of the Australian Marine Pilots Association (AMPA), explains the role of the marine pilot

  • Nicolette van der Jagt
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    EU transport policy – on the right road?

    2010-03-23T12:06:00Z

    Nicolette van der Jagt, secretary-general of the European Shippers Council, calls on regulators and industry to engage with each other to achieve sensible, practical emissions reductions policies

  • Rainbowing is an established means of delivering
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    Dredging and nature conservation: one problem – many issues

    2010-03-16T14:58:00Z

    Conflicting dredging legislation can lead to inappropriate decisions being made that relate to local circumstances. Roger Morris*, of Bright Angel Coastal Consultants, considers the issues

  • Figure 1: The IMO’s NOx emission standards for new ship engines: Tier I applies from year 2000, Tier II from 2011, and Tier III from 2016 (the Tier III-standards apply only within NOX Emission Control Areas).
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    Charge NOX emissions from ships

    2010-03-15T15:28:00Z

    Christer Ågren, of the Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat (AirClim), outlines the proposal to designate the Baltic Sea as a NOX emission control area

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    Harbour masters in ‘the Chain’

    2010-03-10T17:12:00Z

    In today’s maritime world, the role of the Harbour Master is critical not just for the effi cient docking and handling of vessels, but also in protecting the port environment, writes Ingrid Römers, Secretary of the European Harbour Masters’ Committee

  • Sound travels long distances under water
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    Harbour noise and marine life

    2010-03-10T09:33:00Z

    Underwater noise in harbours is potentially damaging to marine mammals and fish. Increasingly, scientists are researching and publishing data on the impacts of various sources of underwater noise on different species. Eelco Leemans and Annemarie Kats of the North Sea Foundation explain

  • Companies such as CMA CGM have shown a real commitment to the environment.
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    AirClim: “Europe needs Emissions Control Areas”

    2009-11-18T14:26:00Z

    Europe should follow the example of the US and Canada by establishing ECAs, says Christer Ågren of the Air Pollution & Climate (AirClim) Secretariat

  • I t is estimated that one out of every seven containers exported from the EU contains waste
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    Time to end illegal international shipments of waste

    2009-06-12T15:30:00Z

    Major international container seaports and inland ports are crucial hubs for the transportation of waste streams, much of which is illegal. B.H. Ruessink and G.J.R. Wolters1 present the facts and threats – and make a call for action

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    Managing and monitoring fugitive dust emissions

    2009-06-04T11:27:00Z

    Sef van den Elshout* and Ernest Vrins* explain how fugitive dust emissions can be managed and monitored in a port area using real-time particulate matter measurements

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    BPA spotlight on port policy and sustainable development

    2008-11-30T10:37:00Z

    This year’s British Ports Association conference was hosted by the Milford Haven Port Authority. The Conference focused on UK Transport Policy, Port Markets and Sustainable Development. Kate Royston reports.

  • Correct management and assessment of air quality
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    Air quality: top of the environmental agenda?

    2008-11-20T14:13:00Z

    Scientific research into air pollution at ports and climate change was top of the agenda at the HAQCC 2008 conference in Rotterdam, organised earlier this year. Sef van den Elshout of the DCMR Environmental Protection Agency in Rijnmond, reports.